Shakiyla Smith

Shakiyla Smith, EdD, MPH, is a longtime public health practitioner who has worked in the field of violence and injury prevention for nearly 15 years. She has a Master of Public Health degree from Emory University and a Doctorate of Adult Education from the University of Georgia. Her scholarly and practice focus areas include action research, collaborative and adaptive learning approaches, adult development and transformative learning, and collaborative developmental action inquiry. She has extensive experience developing and conducting research in multiple methods, with a focus on qualitative data collection procedures, survey development, and semi-structured and structured interviews. All of her current professional and personal work and practice centers around supporting individuals and groups as they grow, and as they grapple with change and adaptive challenges.  She is currently a Program Officer at the Fetzer Institute where she works with national and international partners around the intersections between personal and societal transformation, and between science and spirituality.